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ACRE: Co-op Owners for Political Action

Electricity and energy-related issues are at the forefront of today’s political debates. The legislation and regulations crafted by lawmakers regularly impact electric cooperatives and our Member-owners. Participating in ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action is your opportunity to support state and federal elected leaders and candidates who support electric co-ops.

Addressing some legislative issues requires more resources than Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative can afford to allocate. During those times, individual cooperatives across the nation rely on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE).

NRECA established ACRE in 1966 to support state and federal elected leaders and candidates who speak up and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their member-owners.

ACRE recently expanded its efforts beyond co-op directors and employees to include electric cooperative member-owners with Co-op Owners for Political Action. It’s how the voices of member-owners are heard on Capitol Hill and at the Ohio Statehouse.

Contact us at 800-445-4840 or to learn more about how you can participate.

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more